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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Completion Guide

Visual Graphics, A.A.S.



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Program Code: CO301

A visual graphic designer is an individual trained in art and computer design software who uses their training to product visual media that communicates a certain message. The media they produce varies from business cards, newspapers, magazines, newsletters, billboards, logos, and print and Web marketing materials including computer animations. They work as part of a team or on their own, in large and small companies, and private or public sectors.

The Visual Graphics program at JJC includes a foundation in basic and advanced courses relating to design software, website design, and animation. A portfolio of projects is showcased for job interviews. Competition for available positions is high and visual graphic designers with a degree will have better job opportunities.

The job outlook for visual graphic designers is good, with average expected growth over the next 10 years, according to the US Department of Labor. The demand for graphic designers will continue to grow from advertisers, publishers, and computer design firms, due to the expanding television, movie, and Internet outlets that require it.

General Education Requirements: 15 Semester Hours


Select courses from the following groups:

Group I: Communications  - Must take either ENG 101 or ENG 130. (3 credit hours) Students may substitute ENG 102 or ENG 230 for either of the above courses.

Group II: Social and Behavioral Sciences  - 3 credit hours required in this category

Group III: Humanities and Fine Arts  - No specific minimum credit hours required.  This category is optional for AAS degrees. Students are encouraged to select a Humanities or Fine Arts course as part of their General Education coursework.

Group IV: Math/Sciences  - 3 credit hours required in this category

Group V: Career Enhancement  - No specific minimum credit hours required.  This category is optional for AAS degrees.

 

Total Required Hours: 64 Semester Hours


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